The CAPPA-D is involved in research, education and technology transfer in the area of polymer processing and rheology. Projects involve formulation, conversion, and characterization of plastics, mathematical modeling of single and twin screw extrusion, coextrusion, injection molding, thermoforming, rotational molding, film blowing, reactive extrusion, mixing, and coating.
Funding is provided in the form of research grants and contracts from NSERC of Canada, Centres of Excellence (Ontario) and several corporations from Canada, USA, and overseas.
CAPPA-D – Our Facilities
CAPPA-D has a variety of facilities and experimental setups.
Please view this file for detailed information on our testing equipment.
CAPPA-D – Our Research
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Sintering, Role of Rheology, Bubble Formation and Removal, Foaming, Material Characterization, Micropellets, Metal Metallocene, and Polyethylenes, Recycling
Modeling of Solids Conveying, Melting Metering, Barrier Screws, Extrusion Dies
Twin Screw Extrusion
Kneading Disk Simulation, Flow Visualization
Modeling of Bubble Formation, Property Prediction
Rheology of Metallocenes
Viscosity, Elasticity, Processing Behaviour
Multilayer Slot Coating Visualization and Simulation, Air Knife Coating
Degradation Studies, Compounding for Property Improvement
Experiments and Modeling of Molecular Weight Distribution Modification
Polymer Blends, Additives, Filler
CAPPA-D – Contact Us
Dr. Michael Thompson
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Office: JHE A411
Phone: (905) 525-9140 x23213
Department of Chemical Engineering
John Hodgins Engineering Building, Room 374
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4L7